Orlando Arts and Drafts
Highlights / General details
Escape the theme parks and explore the backstreets of a one-of-a-kind neighborhood in the heart of Orlando. Visit art and antique shops, check out funky displays, sample craft brews, and meet the locals of Ivanhoe Village who give this area its quirky personality.
Get social with locals in one of Orlando’s most eclectic neighborhoods.
Experience the creativity and passion of the local arts scene.
Try local craft beers in three of the city’s most unique establishments.
Meet neighborhood shop owners and learn how Ivanhoe Village is like no other part of Orlando.
Sample treats from a local bakery while taking in pretty views from a lakeside park.
Local English-speaking guide; Three select beverages, one snack, fun times.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Additional food and beverages; Souvenirs and items of a personal nature; Gratuities for your local guide.
Hours of operation
Available: Tuesday - Saturday; Start time at 4:00pm.
Approximately 2.5 hours.
Meeting Point: On the small pier in Gaston Edwards Park, near the corner of Orange Ave. and Highland Ave. (1203 N. Orange Ave.).
Ending Point: The Hammered Lamb bar, 1235 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32804.
Your Orlando tour will start by showing off some of the city’s scenic sites, moving from your lakeside meeting point to a stroll through the vibrant park in the heart of Ivanhoe Village. Along the way, you’ll stop for a delectable snack from a local bakery, where the shop owners bake everything fresh daily.
We’ll then trek through the backstreets of this artsy section of town and you’ll hear about the changes the neighborhood is undergoing. With an uncertain future as development nears, a multi-designer metalwork shop plans to stay as long as possible — and we’re going to pay the site a visit! Here, artists work to create metal furniture, towering sculptures, and custom pieces for the people of Orlando, and we’ll get to see some of their works. If we’re fortunate, we might even catch them creating some of their products on-site.
Further down the backstreets, we’ll happen upon a tucked-away bar and stop for a Florida-made draft beer; as you sip, you can also take in the local art that adorns the walls. Refreshed, we’ll then continue our walk, starring pretty views across a quiet lake — don’t worry, your guide will protect you from the gators!
From there, we’ll stumble upon a treasure trove of precious antiques, local art, and even some rare pieces inside a neighborhood shop and gallery. You’ll get to chat with the curator and poke around to see what funky finds you can discover.
Leaving the relics and rarities, our Orlando walking tour will take another step back in time, this time to the era of vinyl. Thumb through what seems like an endless supply of classics and currents, and chat with the staff about their favorites. If music’s not your speed (or the owner skips town to escape the heat), your guide can direct the group to another unique shop in the area.
Then it’s time for another break at a one-of-a-kind local bar, where you can quench your thirst and rest your feet before checking out one last artist’s shop. If fortune has it, the store will be open for us to explore and we might have a chance to meet the quirky artist himself. All of his work is on an up cycled canvas with a funky twist, created for celebrities and locals alike.
For the finale to your Ivanhoe Village tour experience, your guide will bring you to a neighborhood pub for one last round. After the tour, enjoy your guide’s recommendations for dinner, drinks, or the best spot to take in the sunset in this fantastic corner of Orlando.
We’ll be walking outdoors, so please wear casual, weather-appropriate attire. Comfortable walking shoes are also a good idea as we will walk approximately one mile in total.
Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge, but please make sure you inform our guides of this before you take the tour.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
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